- Posted June 28, 2010 by
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Explosion on Mizzou Campus
An explosion rocks the MU campus in a chemistry lab this afternoon.
"Columbia fire investigators say they believe the explosion that damaged the lab occured in the gas collection hood around a 2000 p.s.i hydrogen cylinder, and not in the cylinder itself. The explosion happened in Schweitzer Hall around 2:20 pm, injuring four people.
The fire supression system on the third floor of the building where the explosion took place did activate and help firefighters put out what they called a small fire. The explosion blew out at least 8 windows on the outside of the building. Witnesses say that the ceiling inside the damaged room collapsed and that debris covers the area. Firefighter say there is no structural damage to the building though."
-KOMU 8- Columbia, MO